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Segway of Hawaii Opens Offering Historical Tours, Glide Rides, Leasing & Sales

HONOLULU, HI., March, 2006 - Segway of Hawaii™ offering the newest form of personal transportation device - the Segway® HT - has debuted in Hawaii, offering daily historical tours, glide rides as well as leasing and sales of Segway HTs! Operating from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa in Waikiki, Segway of Hawaii has a wide array of tours and glide rides for Segway HT enthusiasts to enjoy. Segway of Hawaii also leases Segway HTs and also sells the personal transportation devices locally to commercial entities and private businesses, individuals and visitors wishing to have their Segway HT experience to enjoy when they return home.

The Segway Human Transporter (HT), invented by Segway LLC in New Hampshire, is a safe, smart and environmentally friendly transportation device that has the potential to alleviate congestion, pollution and parking congestion throughout Honolulu and the State of Hawaii. Signed into State law by Governor Linda Lingle in 2003, and approved for sidewalk riding, the Segway HT was designed and developed and is constructed to meet the highest criteria's of safety in order to be integrated into pedestrian environments.

"The Segway HT is the first-of-its-kind - a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to place the rider in the same space as pedestrians and give the same, but enhanced ability to move, navigate and stop as people walking or jogging. Every aspect of the Segway is designed to co-exist with people, sharing the same space," said Alan W. Rice, owner of Segway of Hawaii. "It is quiet, pollution free and gets the energy equivalency of 450 miles per gallon. its remarkable technology can travel up to 24 miles on a single charge of electricity, using 110V and is less than 10-cents per charge."

Since the Segway HT was first available for sale in November 2002, commercial and consumer customers alike are using it in large and small communities across the U.S. The Segway HT has the ability to free individuals from their cars, thus creating a friendly environment for all residents. Segway's also afford mobility to those hindered by physical impairments.

Segway of Hawaii's tours include:

Waikiki, Kapiolani Park & Diamond Head Tour 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Honolulu: History & Culture Tour 2 Hours

Waikiki Glide Ride 90 Minutes & 2 Hours

Honolulu: Downtown Glide Ride 90 Minutes

The Ultimate Glide: A Private Glide Ride - custom-designed with the customer and Segway of Hawaii

Rates for all tours and glide rides range from $49 to $125 and up, per person.

For all tours and glide rides, safety helmets are a must and are provided at no extra charge. State law allows gliders from age 16 and up (some custom-designed tours can accommodate younger children). Weight maximum is 280 lbs., and tours are offered in English and/or Japanese. Each Segway of Hawaii customer will undergo a 20-30 minute orientation and hands-on training session…to ensure a safe and fun Segway HT glide is enjoyed by all.

Segway of Hawaii, an authorized Segway HT dealer, offers a showroom and rental/tour operations based at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. Segway of Hawaii will be expanding to Maui, Kauai and the Big Island very soon. For more information regarding sales or leasing of a Segway HT, or to book a tour, please visit: www.segwayofhawaii.com or telephone: 808/941-3151.


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